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Section 8

Moderate Rehabilitation Program

The Section 8 Facility-Based rental housing program (Moderate Rehabilitation program) is a federal housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the privately owned rental housing.

The participant is limited to units located in certain subsidized housing projects which contract with the City of Miami to participate in the Mod-Rehab program.

Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the City of Miami.

The City of Miami pays the owner the difference between Total Tenant Payment (determined by the household income) and the Contract Rent.




Local Preferences and Waitlist

Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available for this program, long waiting periods are common. Therefore, the City of Miami has established preferences for the elderly and/or the disabled. Families who qualify for this local preference move ahead of other families on the list who do not qualify under this preference.


How does the Project-Based Rental Assistance Work?

Once a family is selected from the City’s Section 8 waitlist, the family is provided with the location of the unit that has become available. The family is responsible for visiting the unit and deciding, within 15 days, whether it is a unit they would like to live in. The family must pay 30% of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.

If the family does not take the unit, the family will have another opportunity for a different unit; however, there may be a long waiting time for the second, and last, opportunity.


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